Indigenous peoples

02.10.2014

The Environment: Very Holistic, Very Dialectic

The Environment: Very Holistic, Very Dialectic

Human Wrongs Watch By Johan Galtung*, 29 Sep 2014 – TRANSCEND Media Service – “Trees won’t save the planet” is the title of an article in INYT (21-22 Sep 2014) by Nadine Unger, professor of atmospheric chemistry at Yale University. Her thesis: The conventional wisdom–that planting trees serves carbon capture–is wrong;… »

23.09.2014

As The Voices of Indigenous Peoples “Must Be Effectively Heard”, There Will Be a World Conference On Them!

As The Voices of Indigenous Peoples “Must Be Effectively Heard”, There Will Be a World Conference On Them!

Human Wrongs Watch The voices of indigenous peoples must be effectively heard and they must be consulted on issues that affect them, including rights to land and resources, the United Nations Human Rights Council heard on 17 September 2014.           “Although there is, at both… »

06.09.2014

Concerns Over World Bank Proposals to Roll Back Safeguards for Indigenous People

Concerns Over World Bank Proposals to Roll Back Safeguards for Indigenous People

  Human Wrongs Watch BANGKOK, 3 September 2014 (IRIN)* – Activists warn of a harmful regression in the World Bank’s safeguard policies, claiming that proposed changesbeing considered this autumn could weaken the rights of indigenous people, and others in danger of displacement and abuse as a result… »

12.08.2014

Is an ‘International Day’ All That 370 Million Indigenous People Can Get?

Human Wrongs Watch They are around 370 million people in 90 countries around the world who constitute 15 per cent of the world’s poor and about one third of the world’s 900 million extremely poor rural people. They are the remains of millions of peoples who suffered historical extermination and… »

05.07.2014

Problems Inspire Ingenious Solutions in Peruvian Amazon Town

Problems Inspire Ingenious Solutions in Peruvian Amazon Town

By Milagros Salazar JEPELACIO, Peru, Jul 2 2014 (IPS) – He may look like a rapper, but 33-year-old José Antonio Bardález is the mayor of Jepelacio, in the Peruvian Amazon. His ingenious innovations in the municipality include transforming waste management into a source of… »

18.06.2014

Indigenous boy protests on pitch during World Cup opening ceremony

Indigenous boy protests on pitch during World Cup opening ceremony

News from Survival International One of the three Brazilian children who released white doves during the World Cup opening ceremony used the occasion to demand recognition of Indian land rights – but his protest was censored by FIFA. Immediately after releasing a white dove, Jeguaká Mirim, an indigenous Guarani boy, held… »

17.06.2014

Virtual Media blackout about the G77 (in fact 133)+China summit

Virtual Media blackout about the G77 (in fact 133)+China summit

The Group of 77 at the United Nations is a loose coalition of developing nations, designed to promote its members’ collective economic interests and create an enhanced joint negotiating capacity in the United Nations. There were 77 founding members of the organization,… »

15.05.2014

Europe’s minorities troubled by Crimean crisis

Europe’s minorities troubled by Crimean crisis

A congress being held along the German-Danish border is focusing on how Europe’s many smaller ethnic groups can preserve their rights. The current fate of Crimea’s Tatars in the Ukraine crisis is a key subject. Europe is home to widely divergent minority populations, including the Danish… »

31.03.2014

Q&A: “Bolivia Marked the Start of a Major Indigenous Awakening”

Q&A: “Bolivia Marked the Start of a Major Indigenous Awakening”

[clear] [divide] Marianela Jarroud interviews Álvaro García Linera, vice president of Bolivia for IPS SANTIAGO, Mar 31 2014 (IPS) – He describes himself as someone who was drawn to Marxism as a result of his commiseration with the plight of indigenous people in his country, and he is considered… »

06.02.2014

Mexico showing the importance of including human security in the post-2015 development agenda

Mexico showing the importance of including human security in the post-2015 development agenda

By Mauricio Salazar* and Marte Hellema** On February 6, 2013, as part of the debate on the Post-2015 Development Agenda process, the Eighth Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals will take place. Issues for discussion will include, among others, conflict prevention, post-conflict… »

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